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1885 ~ The Managers' Minute Book

                                

Ruislip Church of England School
Managers’ Minute Book 1864-1903
   
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- 1885 -

Below we present the record of meetings the Managers held during 1885.  William Mason seemed to have made his peace with the other Managers (see the Overview for 1880) and was again present at meetings. Attendance continued to be a significant topic for the Managers’ discussions (see also overview for 1881). The letter from the Attendance Officer read at the 7th March meetings seemed to be a case of his attempting to shift responsibility.  The Manager’s tried to be more proactive in their flier of 2nd August (actually the meeting must have been Saturday 1st August), though even ten years later Mr Ratcliffe, in particular, found the level of, and reasons for absence very trying. (see the Log Book for the 1890’s). Finding teaching staff, seemed to be another issue.

         

    

fol. 31r
A meeting of managers was held at the school on Saturday January 24th (1885) at 3 p.m.
Present            The Vicar
                        Messrs Deane, Edwin Ewer, Alfred Clarke, William Mason and William James Murch.

The Vicar was instructed to advertise for a Pupil-Teacher; also to write to the Attendance Officer to complain of the falling off in School Attendance.

T. Marsh Everett
Chairman

 

fols. 31r-31v
A meeting of managers was held at the school on Saturday March 7th (1885) at 4 p.m.
Present            The Vicar
                        Messrs Edwin Ewer, Mason, A. Clarke and W.J. Murch  

The Vicar reported that he had advertised for a Transfer Pupil-Teacher in ‘The Schoolmaster’ and ‘The School Guardian’ but with no result.  The question of engaging extra assistance in the teaching department was left in the Vicar’s hands. 

The Vicar read a letter from the School Attendance Officer stating

“That he had always reported to the School Attendance Committee all cases of bad and non-attending of children in Ruislip School that had come under his notice and had dealt with such cases as decided by the School Attendance Committee, and that if any further information were referred to the subject he must respectfully refer the managers to that body.”

The matter was allowed to drop for the present.

The Vicar next read a letter from Mr Auber, Secretary of the Uxbridge branch of the Middlesex Conservative Association asking for the use of the school room for a meeting in connection with the above Association.  The matter was duly discussed, and on the proposition of Mr Murch seconded by Mr Mason the request was unanimously granted on the following terms viz. that a sum of one guinea be paid for the use of the room, and that the Association be responsible for repairing any damage, should any be caused at the meeting.

T.M. Everett

   

fols. 32r-32v
A meeting of managers was held at the School House on Saturday August 2nd at 6 p.m.
Present            The Vicar
                        Messrs Deane, Murch, Edwin Ewer and Taylor  

The Report of Her Majesty’s Inspector read to the managers.

The question of school attendance was again discussed and the Vicar was asked to draw up a notice which should be sent throughout the parish embodying the views of the managers. The following is the notice which was circulated.

  

It was proposed by the Vicar and seconded by Mr Taylor that a sum of £2.2.0 be given in prizes to those children who passed the examination before H.M. Inspector in June last.

T.M. Everett
Chairman

 

fol. 32v
A meeting of managers was held at the school room on Monday August 31st 1885
to consider an application. from the Liberal Candidate for the use of the school room to hold a political meeting.

Present            The Vicar
                        Messrs Ed. Ewer, Murch and Clarke

It was proposed by Mr Clarke and seconded by Mr Murch that the request be granted on the following terms viz; that the sum of One Guinea be paid for the use of the room and that Mr Hickman be responsible for repairing any damage should any be caused at the meeting.

T.M. Everett
Chairman

                           

 

First uploaded: 14 April 2018